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Traditional Fashion Style In Liberia

Traditional Fashion Style In Liberia

Africa's oldest republic, Liberia is a fascinating country with a tumultuous history and beautiful traditions. Though many Liberians subscribe to Western fashions and styles, rural Liberians can still be seen wearing the traditional West African garb. Special events and dance festivals such as weddings are honored by wearing both Liberian grass skirts and the long, elegant white wedding gowns popular in the West.

 

Urban Liberians generally wear Western clothing styles such as T-shirts,  tank tops, shorts, and other articles of clothing with which Americans and Europeans would be familiar. Clothing tends to be constructed from cotton, linen or other lightweight fabrics to withstand the heat and humidity. Urban Liberians have adopted Western-style wedding fashions, including white wedding gowns, veils, and tuxedos.

Traditional Fashion Style In Somalia

Traditional Fashion Style In Somalia

Somalia is one of the few exceptions of fashion reservation in the world. Of all the sublime delights the region has to offer, suggestive, exotic dress is not one of them.... Read More
Trendy Traditional Fashion Style In Benin Republic

Trendy Traditional Fashion Style In Benin Republic

Generally, the urban people of Benin have adopted Western dress in their daily routine. The Beninese men and women both dress up in western outfits for their workplaces. In the offices, the men are seen wearing pants and shirts while some executives prefer suiting. Women are also seen with jeans, shirts, and t-shirts. The skirts and dresses are almost all ankle length.

But having said that, a large proportion of the Beninese population still wants to live with the traditional dresses.They not only prefer the traditional outfits on special occasions but some of them still wear in normal life as well. The ancient excavations in Benin and other West African countries suggest that the ancient clothing in this region was based upon indigenous fibers like raffia, bast, and cotton. The textile fragments used until medieval times were normally densely woven in plain weave. The formal attires were also adorned with openwork embroideries etc.

Trendy Traditional Fashion Style In Chad

Trendy Traditional Fashion Style In Chad

In Chad, Africa most clothing is traditional but also varies depending on religion, occupation, and ethnicity. Women’s clothing options are a lot stricter than men’s because they are Muslim.

Women in Chad are usually dressed from head to toe not because of the law, but because of their religious beliefs. Those who are non-Muslims that live in southern Chad often wear a wrap that around their upper and lower body called Rabott, or Pagne.

Trendy Traditional Fashion Style In Burundi

Trendy Traditional Fashion Style In Burundi

Since most of Burundi is very poor, they can’t even afford to buy proper clothes and shoes for themselves. In most Villages, people “stamp the ground” which means that they walk on bare feet. But in Bujumbura, the people prefer to wear “designer” Burundi clothing. The style conscious men and women of the capital city are known as the “sapeurs”.


The clothing of Burundi in this part of the country comprises suits, ties, fashionable western dresses. Men prefer to wear suits with ties and women dress up in western clothes. T-shirts and Blue jeans are very common among Burundi youths.

Burberry Partners With Naomi Campbell For TB Summer Monogram Campaign

Burberry Partners With Naomi Campbell For TB Summer Monogram Campaign

The brand’s chief creative officer Riccardo Tisci worked with the iconic Campbell to unveil a collection of new monogrammed pieces, presented alongside a campaign mixing digital and physical realities. 

“It’s magical working with Riccardo,” Campbell said in a statement. “He always has such a unique vision and continually manages to bring another facet out of me, pushing me to do things I don’t think I can do. Working with Burberry is also always such an honour.”

Trendy Traditional Fashion Styles In Tanzania

Trendy Traditional Fashion Styles In Tanzania

The way Tanzanians dress shows how rich they are in culture and tradition. The traditional outfits of these people are quite different because of the numerous layers of fabrics wrapped around them.

They add jewelries to suit their clothes and design. The attire can be seen as over-colored or overdressed by visitors. The country is characterized by over hundred different ethnicities and these ethnic groups have their own unique fashion sense.

Trendy Traditional Fashion Styles In Senegal

Trendy Traditional Fashion Styles In Senegal

These European influences have started to mix with traditional African motifs after the country has become independent in 1960. It is a wild mash-up of styles, which makes Senegalese clothing designs original and unique. If you want to try something new and fresh, you should try out one of these latest Senegalese designs.
Trendy Traditional Fashion Style In Cameroon

Trendy Traditional Fashion Style In Cameroon

Cameroon fashion - traditional attires, vary greatly from one region to the other defined by religion, tribal heritage, climate, customs and beliefs.  In the northern region of Cameroon, for instance, which... Read More
Trendy Traditional Fashion Styles In Tunisia

Trendy Traditional Fashion Styles In Tunisia

The national costume and traditional crafts are not forgotten in Tunisia even in 21 century. Many still use traditional garments or separate pieces of a folk outfit in day-to-day life. Probably, the main reason for the great popularity of traditional clothing in Tunisia is that such garments were designed considering the weather conditions of this country.